A sticky note for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was left on the Congressional name plaque of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) yesterday, and the perpetually angry Michigan Democrat posted an image of it along with remarks condemning “bullying” and “hateful rhetoric.”
The Hill reports:
The post-it appeared to be in response to controversial comments Omar made about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israel lobbying group, that some have criticized as anti-Semitic.
“Stop your disgusting Jew hatred. Your sign says ‘Justice for all.’ That means Jews too. Your Jihad against the Jews will fail. Am Yisrael Chai!” the post-it read, referring to a Jewish song title that translates to “The people of Israel live.”
Omar has been at the center of a political firestorm over comments she made regarding the influence of AIPAC. She sparked controversy when she said support for Israel is “all about the Benjamins” and suggested groups like AIPAC push for “allegiance” to a foreign country.
Here’s the tweet:
This is the hateful rhetoric & bullying on my door today. Stop the fear mongering & blantant lies. Come here w/ the value that all beings deserve human rights, including Palestinians. @IlhanMN & I fight for equality & justice for all. There's nothing antisemitic about that! pic.twitter.com/kCpLepJk3F
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) March 26, 2019
First things first: What’s “hateful” and “bullying” about asking an elected official to stop being anti-Semitic and start viewing Jews as worthy of justice, too? Answer: Nothing.
This is just another attempt by Tlaib to get her critics to shut up.
Secondly, Tlaib is in no position to lecture people on using hateful rhetoric and bullying. In early January, the freshman Congresswoman told a crowd of supporters that Congressional Democrats were “gonna go in and impeach the motherf—er,” referring to President Trump.
And barely a week ago, she refused to condemn a disgusting incident involving a pregnant Chelsea Clinton and students at NYU who used a vigil honoring the victims of the New Zealand mosque murders to blame Clinton’s rhetoric for the attacks.
Tlaib said at the time:
And we need to be very careful. When we disagree publicly, when we disagree publicly on various policy agreements, we have to be very careful in the language that we use.
And I can tell you, look, I have seen the letters and have seen the various posts from not only Democrats — from Republicans, but also Democrats, that, when we target or disagree, we need to be very careful, in that it’s not feeding into the Islamophobia that is growing in our country.
“We need to be very careful” … of calling out anti-Semitism where we see it is basically what she was saying.
It’s kinda hypocritical for her to, on one hand, tell people they must tone down their rhetoric in the name of civility and respect but then turn around and say repulsive things about her political opposition and repeat despicable anti-Semitic tropes about Jewish people.
Nobody’s buying your fake outrage, ma’am. Time to grow up, buttercup.
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